Zero Harm

Has Zero Harm Sown The Seeds of its Own Destruction?

by Dave Collins on December 17, 2015

Zero Harm is dead, long live ……whatever comes next Article by Kevin Jones First published here Zero Harm was an enormously popular motivational aim for OHS.  It originated as a response in some large organisations where safety performance was plateauing and who felt that they had achieved as much as they could in redesigning work […]

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The Problem with Zero Harm

by Dave Collins on February 19, 2015

The Problem with Zero Harm Originally posted here: http://www.safetyrisk.net/the-problem-with-zero-harm/ This video discusses one of the many arguments against the zero harm concept, zero language and discourse. The language of zero as an absolute and the framing of risk and safety in perfectionism is deeply problematic for establishing a culture of openness, reporting, respect, relationship, trust […]

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Top 10 Things About Safety and Risk That Only a Handful of People Know This may seem like a pretty random topic for a blog post and that is because um, it is! Last night I got sent a link to a random blog post generator so I decided to try it out and this […]

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Vision for safety in Australia

by Dave Collins on May 30, 2014

Vision for safety in Australia By the late George Robotham   My vision for what an excellent approach to OHS in Australia looks like: We get rid of emotive terminology such as accident, cause and blame. Alternatives are available Get rid of Zero Harm approaches We finally come to the realization that the focus must […]

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Mal Meninga – Safety Ambassador for Zero Harm

by Dave Collins on May 17, 2014

Mal Meninga – Safety Ambassador for Zero Harm QLD Rugby League legend Mal Meninga has been named as a safety ambassador.  Mal has a personal belief in the importance of the Zero Harm at Work Program—and the devastating potential consequences it addresses—as his father died tragically as the result of a workplace incident. State of […]

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